Tag Archives: well-being

The Conscious Creation of Culture as the Goal of Education

I live in a world that is so normal to me that I forget that even most educated people don’t live in this world.  I rarely watch television:  I don’t watch sports, news, political debates or campaigns, advertising, celebrity gossip, … Continue reading

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Aligning Value Creation with Profitability Across Society

Most students of economics understand that one can more deeply align entrepreneurial value creation with environmental sustainability by ensuring that the costs of environmental degradation are internalized into the prices of products.  To take a simple example, because in most … Continue reading

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John Lennon understood that the Purpose of Education is Happiness and Well-Being for All

Attributed to John Lennon. Let me know if anyone can discover an exact source.

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Education and Happiness, Tango and T’ai Chi

I just saw a Facebook photo of a former student of mine who has become deeply involved in Tango dancing, traveling around the country to compete in contests, traveling to Argentina to learn from experts, clearly happy and delighted in … Continue reading

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Why in a Sane World, Educators = Entrepreneurs of Happiness and Well-Being

In this TEDx talk, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, originator of the flow concept, summarizes the results of more than a decade of research on “positive psychology.”  The conclusion is that there are three primary sources of happiness, reliable predictors of a sense … Continue reading

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An Inspiration for “The Purpose of Education Is Happiness and Well-Being for All”

For me, the waterfall image, the paradise pool, at the top of the blog (by Terje Sørgjerd) is a natural image for education.  But the other day I realized that most education blogs have images such as chalkboards, arithmetic, school books, … Continue reading

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Focusing on Why Education Exists

The purpose of education is to make life better, for individuals and for the world.  If education does not serve this purpose, it should not be taking place. A great deal of education in the contemporary world is, by this … Continue reading

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